MotoGP ringmaster Carmelo Ezpeleta has warned the 2020 MotoGP season could be impossible before a coronavirus vaccine is widely available.
The Spanish pensioner believes that authorities would be ‘crazy’ to lift travel bans before the virus is under control around the world.
“I also think that before we have vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it will be very difficult or impossible to organise the Grand Prix and other major events.
“Even if life should normalize a bit again, the travel bans will remain in place in all countries. If it wasn’t, they’d be crazy.
“So it will not be possible for a large number of people to watch a football match live or attend a MotoGP event.
“I am not very confident that we will be able to run the 2020 GP season. Even if we continue to work hard on it. We consider all possible solutions.
“But to be honest: I would be surprised if it were possible to host World Cup races this year. We now have to wait for the next developments.”
Ezpeleta was speaking to our colleagues at Speedweek.